Taking a page from Mona's book, my response to one of her threads gave me an idea for a new thread...
What funny thing did you do as a kid? Or, if you have kids, funny kid stories?
(Thinking they would make excellent noseplugs because they are shaped exactly like nostrils, I shoved pussy-willows up my nose at the age of 7 and had to get them removed by a doctor.)
I could write a BOOK about my son.
I'm talking on the phone. He marches into the room, pants around his ankles, holding a purple Crayola marker. He says, "Look Mommy! I'm an elephant!" I immediately noticed that he had in fact turned himself into an elephant, using the marker. (Three guesses where the trunk was...) Said I to the person on the phone, "Um, I'll call you back!"
One other time, when he was supposed to be napping, I came downstairs to find the little guy in his underpants, sitting in a big puddle of chocolate milk in the middle of the kitchen floor. In one hand, one of our bathroom washcloths. In the other, one of the glasses from the tippy-top shelf of the cupboard. He was wiping the milk from the floor and squeezing it into his glass, after trying to sneak some and spilling it. He'd then stacked a chair, a laundry basket and two phone books together to get the cup, run up to get the washcloth...
One final one...my daughter is a history buff and is really interested in watching movies about things that really happened. Watching it with her and alerting her to hide her eyes during "yucky parts," she and I were watching "Braveheart," and I was explaining things to her. I didn't think much of it when my son came into the room for a bit, and then wandered back up to his room...he wasn't in there for long. Anyway, the other day, he says, "Mommy, will you watch a movie with me?" I said "Sure, what do you want to watch?" and he says "No, what do YOU want to watch?" and I say "No, what do YOU want to watch?" and this goes on a few times, just to make him giggle...then...when his turn came around he cops a 5-year-old Scottish accent and says "The Almighty says don't cheenj the soobject...joost anser the fookin QUESTION!" (I was too busy howling to yell at him, though he does understand he's not allowed to do it again...)